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Suggest treatment for diverticular disease

I had a large bowel resection due to diverticular disease (about 8 ) laproscopically with anastamosis at the rectum almost 6 months ago. I recovered quickly--no hernias. I had extreme pulling locolized left sided pain following surgery and that area has remained painful ever since, though not acute. I had a CT scan 1 month ago and it showed that my transverse colon has dropped and is now lying at the base of my abdominal cavity. That probably explains the pressure I feel there, lessened bladder control, the difficulty with bowel movements, etc.. I believe this is quite unusual and wonder if it can be fixed as I cannot imagine living with this indefinitely. Any insight would be appreciated
Tue, 27 Nov 2018
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Hi,

I suggest you give it some time, ensure you have soft stools (stay hydrated, eat fiber rich). If it does not work, see a colorectal surgeon for consultation. It is difficult to say, if it in fact the transverse colon that is giving you problems.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Anders Mark Christensen
General Surgeon
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Suggest treatment for diverticular disease

Hi, I suggest you give it some time, ensure you have soft stools (stay hydrated, eat fiber rich). If it does not work, see a colorectal surgeon for consultation. It is difficult to say, if it in fact the transverse colon that is giving you problems. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Anders Mark Christensen General Surgeon